Re: Defining DIR and stroke, the first place to look for a dive instructor

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Posted by Karl S. on September 03, 2001 at 15:41:30:

In Reply to: Re: Defining DIR and stroke posted by Steve on September 03, 2001 at 15:22:42:

Interesting points, Steve & Patty.

"Doing It Right The First Time" was originally a cave diving thing. Maybe that is where it still belongs. I am getting a little annoyed with current DIR propaganda like the "superiority of low pressure steel tanks" when high pressure steel has many superior features over the low pressure ones, and like wrist mounting compasses and dive computers, when hose mounting is vastly more comfortable, and taking perfectly good rubber tank boots off metal tanks for that "special look" of butt naked tanks, etc. There must be at least 20,000 ways to configure dive gear, all of which work just fine.

Oh by the way, a "Navy Lt." does not make "requests". He/she "issues orders." They are not optional. The Uniform Code of Military Justice, previously known as "Rocks & Shoals", ensures that.

In the Navy, everything is done exactly according to a procedure manual. Only Admirals may vary from the procedures, and if the Admiral wants his/her command to vary too, he/she issues a "standing operating procedure [S.O.P.] order" in writing to all ships and commands. God help you if your gear is not to SOP, because the Captain of a ship at sea is the closest thing to God there is on this Earth.

One of the hardest adjustments to "civilian life" after being in the Navy was learning how to beg people (make requests) to do what they should be doing already.

I just wanted to add those perspectives to your excellent observations. Hope you dont mind.

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